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Attention: The carrier of this deadly disease are dogs!

The more our world advances into technology, the weirder and unfortunate the diseases become. Leishmaniasis or leishmaniosis is a deadly disease which is common from countries in the Middle East such as Syria.

But, we should also be wary of this silent killer because although it is not commonly in the West, the carrier of this disease are dogs, flies and ticks. It’s symptoms are bleeding from the nose, open wounds, difficulty breathing and swallowing.

Leishmaniasis may be divided into the following types:
* Cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most common form, which causes an open sore at the bite sites, which heals in a few months to a year and half, leaving an unpleasant-looking scar. Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis produces widespread skin lesions which resemble leprosy, and may not heal on its own.
* Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis causes both skin and mucosal ulcers with damage primarily of the nose and mouth.�
* Visceral leishmaniasis is the most serious form, and is potentially fatal if untreated. Other consequences, which can occur a few months to years after infection, include fever, damage to the spleen and liver, and anemia.
Dogs are the main carriers of this infectious disease, and that it is possible to transfer the flies and other insects that live on them. It can be transmitted by ticks, but the main route of transmission is from dogs to humans. It is not transmitted from human to human. It can only happen theoretically through blood transfusion. The greatest risk factor are stray dogs. This disease can be treated, but the treatment is long and difficult.

* Leishmaniasis can be partly prevented by using nets treated with insecticide while sleeping.
* Avoiding stray dog

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